Author: Scott VanderPloeg

Review | Aliens: Salvation

Selkirk, a God-fearing crewman aboard the space freighter Nova Maru, is forced at gunpoint to abandon ship with his captain. They crash-land on a small planet, but it is soon apparent that they have not entirely escaped the Nova Maru’s dreadful cargo. Dave Gibbons’ tale is fully realized by artists Mike Mignola and Kevin Nowlan. Writer: Dave Gibbons Penciller: Mike Mignola Inker: Kevin Nowlan Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth Cover Artist: Mike Mignola Dark Horse, September 02, 2015 Hardcover, 56 pages, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16” ISBN-13: 978-1-61655-755-3 $10.99 USD Order online: Amazon Dug up from the long, long ago and given a new hardcover exterior, Aliens: Salvation...

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Hake’s Auction #216 Original Art

Comic auctions continue to be a hot commodity and Hake’s recently completed their Auction #216, from which we’ll look at Original Art & Related. Hake’s is a smaller player in the original comic art field, mostly covering illustration, animation and comic strip art. This was my first auction with them and there are a few procedures worth noting: a 15% buyer’s premium and an automatic time extension for each bid. This can make the price either continue rising or make it agonizingly slow to actually win something. They do post a wrap up of items with final prices and...

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Review | Universal War One

A dark space adventure leading to the story eating its own tale so to speak. What starts as a classic 1990s space rush to stop extinction moves through time travel and its trappings. The set up is excellent, with a small cast and a slow exploration of each as the story unfolds.

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